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CEA’s Top Tips for a Healthy Home: Insulation is key for a healthy home!

Have you checked on the health of your home lately? After coming out from a cold, harsh winter, our homes’ can often do with a little TLC! Given that we spend a significant amount of our time at home, it seems logical that we make sure it is a healthy environment for us to live in.

It’s the perfect time now to make sure you have enough insulation in your ceiling and underfloor, as this contributes greatly to the health of your home (and the health of the occupants).

Make use of the cheaper summer months to help spruce up your home! If you start making improvements now, you’ll be in a warmer, drier, cosier home before you know it and the dreaded winter blues won’t be so bad!

Community Energy Action (CEA) is the only service provider from Ashburton to Kaikoura that can offer insulation subsidies through the Government’s insulation scheme, Warmer Kiwi Homes.

Qualifying homeowners could receive up to 92% off the costs of insulation, if;

  • You are a homeowner, living in the home,
  • The home was built before 2008,

And either;

  • Have a valid Community Services Card (CSC) or a Super Gold combo card,


  • The home is located in an area identified as lower-income; contact CEA to find out if your address qualifies.

If you’ve had contractors or someone who has been in your roof/underfloor recently, it is best to make sure the insulation hasn’t been compromised or moved. CEA can do a free insulation scope, and check on the condition of your insulation. If your insulation is older than 10 years, chances are it will need a top up.

About Community Energy Action

Community Energy Action
Community Energy Action is a charitable trust committed to helping make warm, dry, energy efficient homes throughout Canterbury. Their services include insulation (subsidies available), heating, free, recycled curtains, free independent energy advice, and affordable energy efficiency tools. For more energy tips and advice call CEA’s free Energy Advice Service on 0800 GET WARM or visit www.cea.co.nz.